The 2017 Bulfinch winners


Bulfinch amid laurel on ceiling of entrance hall at Boston Public Library.

The jury has spoken: Here are the winners of this year’s annual Bulfinch Awards program of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The winners in 11 categories were selected from among 67 entries, including 17 from outside of the region. This year was the second in which the program was expanded from New England practitioners only submitting work in New England to practitioners from around the country submitting work in the region. According to chapter president (and Bulfinch committee chairman) David Andreozzi, the entries were of superior quality. “The quality of the submissions is improving exponentially each year,” he added, “as national architects are now competing against regional architects for their work to be honored by our prestigious Bulfinch Awards.” The jury – Barbara Eberlein, Duncan McRoberts and Richard Sammons – endured a genuine workout for its judgment.

This year’s program, the chapter’s seventh since 2010, enabled the chapter to ramp up the strength of its advocacy for the mission of the ICAA. Increased publicity arising from the wider participation of companies from around the country certainly sharpened the public’s awareness of the classical tradition as an alternative to modernist practice in the full range of architectural and artistic practice here in New England and throughout the U.S.

So here are the winners:

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Category: Residential (Restoration, Renovation or Addition) – Winner: Frank Shirley Architects, of Cambridge, Mass., for “Queen Anne Victorian” in that city.



Category: Residential (New Construction) Over 5,000 square feet – Winner: Peter Pennoyer Architects, of New York City, for “Federal House” in Cambridge



Category: Historic Preservation – Winner: John Canning & Co., of Cheshire, Conn., for “Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church” in Lowell, Mass.


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Category: Institutional – Winner: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, of New York City, for “Flinn Hall, Edelman Hall, and Redlich Hall” at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn.



Category: Landscape Architecture – Winner: LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architects, of Boston, for “Ivy Court” in Chestnut Hill, Mass.


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Category: Craftsmanship/Artisanship – Winner: Telescopes of Vermont, of Norwich, Vt., for “Resurrection of the Porter Garden Telescope”


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Category: Townhouse & Apartments – Winner: Meyer & Meyer, Architects and Interiors, of Boston, for “9 Commonwealth Avenue” in that city



Category: Ecclesiastic – Winner: FFKR Architects, of Salt Lake City, Utah, for “Hartford, Connecticut Temple” for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


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Category: Interior Design – Winner: Michael Carter, Carter & Co., of Boston, for “Brookline Private Residence” in Brookline, Mass.


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Category: Sketch – Winner: Leslie-jon Vickory, Hamady Architects, of Greenwich, Conn., for “Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve #2,” the interior of a library in Paris



Category: Patron – Winner: Sheldon Kostelecky, co-founder of the New England chapter, chapter vice president for education and past chapter president

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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